Best Bets: BasketballNews' picks against the spread for 4/5/22

Best Bets: BasketballNews' picks against the spread for 4/5/22

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Without further ado, let’s dive into our favorite NBA spread bets for Tuesday's slate.

Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers (-11)

This is one of the easiest bets for Tuesday’s loaded slate. Philadelphia is going to massacre Indiana on its home court. Outside of Tyrese Haliburton, nothing is going right at the moment for the Pacers. Expect Joel Embiid and James Harden to dominate throughout, which will eventually lead to an easy cover for the Sixers. Don’t be surprised if Embiid has one of those performances where he puts the NBA on notice for the MVP race.

Pick: Sixers -11

Utah Jazz (-5.5) vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Rumors continue to swirl around the Jazz looking past this season. If there’s more postseason failure ahead for Utah, the general consensus seems to be blowing it all up. Will the Jazz have a new head coach? What about moving off one of Rudy Gobert or Donovan Mitchell? Honestly, any scenario should be on the table for Utah. Looking towards Tuesday’s matchup with the Grizzlies, though, Utah is in a favorable spot. If Mitchell and Gobert control both ends of the court, the Jazz should roll here, utilizing the outside noise to their advantage. Hammer a 5.5-point cover here for Utah.

Pick: Jazz -5.5

Phoenix Suns (-13.5) vs. Los Angeles Lakers

This is a monster spread, but it’s the most confident play of the day. Phoenix is coming off an embarrassing loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Meanwhile, LeBron James is out Tuesday night, as the Lakers look could fall short of the postseason in perhaps their most disappointing year in franchise history. With no LeBron, plus a motivated Suns squad, this game won’t be close. Devin Booker and Chris Paul will dominate the Lakers’ backcourt. Also, Deandre Ayton should be able to hold his own against Anthony Davis. The Suns roll here behind a charged-up, playoff-like atmosphere inside the Footprint Center.

Pick: Suns -13.5

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